Evangelicals in the Church of England set out to reform the manners, or moral behavior, of a whole country. Did they succeed?
How much do you know about churches and chapels in Austen's novels, and in her world?
Why were curates in Austen's England poor and despised?
Edward Ferrars had "not the smallest chance" of getting a living; but he did!
The church was "not smart enough" for Edward's family.
Jane Austen: The Parson's Daughter shows the influence that being in a parson’s family had on Austen's life, attitudes, and novels.
Austen’s world was in a process of transformation, and two leaders of the changes were the church and science.